Monday, August 25, 2014
The haunting cry of a loon
One of the most beautiful sounds to me, is the cry of the loon. Often it is haunting, sometimes when the nest or the bird itself is threatened, it sounds frantic. I've always hated the latter, but until recent years, it hasn't been something I've heard often.
But still, in early morning its call through a rising mist sings to me of adventure, of wild territories or unspoiled lakes. The same in evening, it brings me peace and a sense of the world preparing to rest. I've felt this way since I was a tiny child and a loon's cry was a signal for my family of something changing or perhaps a call from the wilderness.
I often wonder what a loon's call means to others. Do you feel similarly?
It often can signal the beginning or end of a new season... with fall approaching...enough said. May you enjoy a song or bird call today that means something to you.